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20thOctober 2022

The month of the stags – the red deer rut

20.10.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

The evolving story of this iconic species in Scotland is a complex one. It is explored in this blog on Scotland’s Nature (20 October 2022). This also touches how our long connection with deer is reflected in the Gaelic language, and how deer impact on woodland in the landscape.

20thOctober 2022

B-lines in Scotland

20.10.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Buglife share information on “Strathmore B-Lines - People & Pollinators in Strathmore”. This is an exciting new Buglife project which aims to restore 20 hectares of grassland and nectar rich habitats, at 20 sites between Dunkeld and Montrose. This webpage includes an ‘Introduction to pollinators’ video. If you are a [...]

30thAugust 2022

The barriers to new entrants interested in agroecological farming and landwork careers

30.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

A new report has been announced (19 August 2022) on ‘The Attraction of Agroecology and the barriers faced by new entrants pursuing agroecological farming and landwork’. The recommendations include the need to build skills and knowledge by incorporating agroecological farming and food production into school curriculums and careers advice.

14thJuly 2022

Dundee’s greenspaces are getting greener!

14.07.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , |

Greenspace Scotland report on this as Project of the Month in their July bulletin. This article describes how Dundee City Council now have 27 sites across the city that they manage in new ways, as either biodiversity-rich meadows (‘biodiversity grasslands’) or less-intensively managed grasslands (‘naturalised grasslands’). The council were encouraged [...]

17thMay 2022

B-lines Scotland – is there a B-line near you?

17.05.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Buglife have created over 50 pollinator hotspots along the B-lines route, and more are planned. Check out the activity going on in Scotland. Is there anything happening near you? Look at the B-lines map to see where more needs doing. This article in The Conversation (12 May 2022), explores ‘Bee [...]